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NCJ Number: 156376 Find in a Library
Title: Once Bitten, Twice Bitten: Repeat Victimization and Its Implications for Crime Prevention
Author(s): G Farrell; K Pease
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
United Ki
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85893-090-1
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
Clive House, Room 415
Petty France
London, SW1H 9HD,
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This paper uses statistics gathered by the Great Britain Home Office and other sources to describe the extent to which certain victims or places are repeatedly subject to crime, and speculates about the implications for crime prevention.
Abstract: This paper argues that a focus upon those who have already been victimized can help in the integration of victim support and crime prevention services, provide a police performance indicator, and aid in the dispensing of limited crime prevention services where they are most needed. The probability of repeat victimization is examined in terms of residential burglary, school burglary and property crime, racial attacks, and domestic violence. Risk factors for multiple victimization include location of residence, lifestyle variables, interpersonal relationships, or occupation. Some of the methodological issues in the study of repeat victimization pertain to the use of recorded crime data, police incident logs, and crime survey data; the need to count attempted crimes; and victim eligibility for revictimization. The final chapter discusses how to apply the lessons of repeat victimization to crime prevention. 4 figures, 5 tables, and 53 references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Criminology; Foreign police; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Multiple victimization; Statistics; Victimization risk
Note: Crime Prevention Unit Series Paper 46.
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